Is it worth planting, Azoychka Russian?

nhardy(5b)March 7, 2012

I ordered seeds last year and the seller included a package of free seeds, Azoychka Russian. I had other plans last year because of limited space, I just stuck them away. Are they worth planting them?

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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

Yes, it's worth growing. I'ts quite early and has very good taste, according to those who have grown it and that includes me.

But the name is NOT Azoychaka Russian, it's just Azoychka, and you can tell its popularity from the link I've given below to Tania's wonderful tomato data base based on the number of places that sell seed for it.

Scroll down on that page to see the pictures and all the seed sources for 2012 as well as a few reports from others.

Carolyn

Here is a link that might be useful: Azoychka

    Bookmark   March 7, 2012 at 9:30PM
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Trishcuit

Hmmm I will keep that one in mind for next year maybe...

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 2:29AM
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nhardy(5b)

I planted a few seeds. Let's see what comes up.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 3:17AM
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euarto_gullible(5)

Every year, I plant a couple yellow varieties, and while some have been good, I've never been truly impressed with one until Azoychka. Of the 20 varieties I planted last year, Azoychka was probably tied with Juanne Flamme for my best tasting variety. It is definitely worth planting.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 1:58PM
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suncitylinda

I too am glad to hear all the positive reviews as I have it growing for the first time this year. Linda

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 2:57PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Those who want more info on the variety eg mentioned will find it listed under Jaune Flamme ("jaune" referring to "yellow" and various golden- or orangy-yellow shades in French).

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 4:46PM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

The correct spelling for this variety is given at Tania's tomato base, linked to below.

You'll note that she said that Bill Minkey got it in a trade with Norbert P of France in 1992.

Actually there were three others who got some wonderful varieties from Norbert at the same time, he contacted us, and those were Joe Bratam who sent me all that he got and Craig LeHoullier and myself.

So I first grew it out, b'c we all shared seeds amongst us, in 1992 and I think first listed in in the SSE YEarbook in about 1993 or so.

I got Jaune Negib and I can't tell you how many other wonderful varieties.

And just a month or so ago Norbert showed up at a site where I read and post and that sure was a surpirse. He writes mainly in French so there were those who would translate what he wrote.

One of the other varieties I got was Cuostralee, which has become a fave of many. And I can't remember all the other ones right now.

It's an excellent variety.

Carolyn

Here is a link that might be useful: Jane Flammee

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 5:14PM
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euarto_gullible(5)

Thanks for the spelling correction. For those of us who don't know French, what is the correct pronunciation?

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 9:16PM
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garystpaul(4)

This one has been through the mill on spelling! It's correctly:Jaune Flammée, meaning yellow flamed, more loosely fiery yellow, something like that. Pronunciation: Zhone flah-may, accent on second syllable.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 9:31PM
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carolyn137(z4/5 NY)

And now I'm laughing b'c I spelled it June Flammee for the link, but the link does take you to the right page at Tania's website.

So Gary, you didn't notice that. LOL

Ah, how to phonetically explain the pronunciation, since Gary didn't.

Jawn Flah may

I don't know how to represent the first word and the above doesn't quite do it, maybe, jaun as in jaundice, I don't know, I can sit here and speak it but am having trouble representing it.

Does that work, for I know Gary speaks French fluently and I only speak enough to get around in France in a minimal manner. LOL

Carolyn

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 10:10PM
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tylenol(z10 Ca)

I love 'em !

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 12:23PM
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nhardy(5b)

Wonderful reading! I just loved it.

Now I'm impressed. Beautiful photo. I have one seed that has sprouted so far.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 2:51AM
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sharonrossy

Although this thread is old, I'm growing. Azoychka. For the first time. I had terrible germination. One seedling after two weeks, then a few more popped up but too late for my short season. I'm excited to try it. My Jaune flamme also had low germination, only seedlings out of 10. P

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 8:56AM
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sheltieche

One of my favs. Not growing this year as am trying out some other ones but greatly recommend and it is reliably good for me.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 3:23PM
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hoosier40

It's on my list for next year. If you get any going sharonie let us know how it goes. You are fairly close so I would be interested to see how you like it.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 6:14PM
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HotHabaneroLady(7a Central MD)

I'm growing Azoychka tomatoes for the first time this year too. I'm finding that they seem to require warmer germination temperatures than my other tomatoes (green zebra, mortgage lifter, Sungold). I was starting to worry that I might have a bad batch of seeds because I had very little germination occurring from them, but tons of it from the others. But when I gave them some more heat, they popped right up! And now I have a bunch of Azoychka seedlings! Can't wait to taste the tomatoes!

Angie

    Bookmark   April 18, 2014 at 8:22PM
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sharonrossy

I wondered about that myself. I am sorry now that in spite of the time frame, I didn't take a chance and pot up the small seedlings, but they were so late emerging I didn't think they'd have a chance to catch up. The one I have is doing well, but it's definitely something I will consider for next year about warmth. Although my germination containers were in a very warm place. Who knows? Anna russian is giving people a hard time this year. We'll have to stay updated and see how it goes. I really am looking forward to trying this tomato. BTW, anyone here try Northern LIghts?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 12:43PM
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jerseyjohn(z7NJ)

We liked it.......BUT......stopped growing after 3 years due to relatively low volume.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 5:23PM
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macers(10/ sunset 20/21)

I just planted a very small transplant of this yesterday. Farmers market told me it was indeterminate, but I'm seeing online that it's determinate. Can anyone confirm its growing pattern?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 12:00PM
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spacetogrow(4 MN)

tatianastomatobase lists it as a compact indeterminate. That's what I got - not short but not as tall as most indeterminates.

I like the flavor. It has not been bland for me.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 1:02PM
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sharonrossy

I'm really annoyed with myself. I decided to resow some Kellogg's Breakfast last week, putting the pot on my heated bathroom floor, and 6 seeds germinated within 3 days. I had terrible germination with it this year, zero last year. Now I wonder why I didn't try to germinate more Azoychka! Oh well, I will just have to wait till next year. Lesson learned. Bummer!!!!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2014 at 8:57PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Bump it !

I have just ordered seeds for Azoychka and Kelloggs Breakfast from Sample Seeds Shop (plus few other).
I Like the comments that I read about them . So those will be my regular size yellow/orange tomato plants (2015) plus two on the cherry side size.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 12:33AM
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sharonrossy

Hi seysonn, merry Christmas. Did you get hit with all the rain and flooding? Anyways, I grew Azoychka this past year. I personally did not have great success with it but I will attribute that to a weird year for me, as I had problems with disease on many plants. That said, it was very prolific but I didn't enjoy the taste. I don't think I will try it again for 2015.
All the best, Sharon

    Bookmark   December 17, 2014 at 9:04AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Merry Christmas to you too Sharon.
Thanks for your comment.

In PNW we never (hardly) get heavy rain and flooding, storm, .. that sort of things. Our rainfall is gentle and often lasts for days at a time. Nothing like East/Northeast.

On the taste issue : I think there are variables and personal preference is one of them. I am not very picky and have never called a tomato "spitER ". With a bit of salt, vinegar/lemon, sugar , pepper I can enjoy any kind of tomato AS LOG AS it looks nice.

Seysonn

    Bookmark   December 18, 2014 at 6:29PM
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ajpeabody(6)

I grew Azoychka last year and will grow it again. I have finally found a yellow tomato that grows well, yields well, and has a very good taste.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2014 at 3:19PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

aipeabody,
thanks for the feedback. I look forward to growing Azoychka coming season. I will come back to this thread when I have planted out in late April. My seeds yet to arrive and it will be like end of FEB to germinate.

Seysonn

    Bookmark   December 25, 2014 at 8:42PM
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green_go

Yes, it's worth growing.
It is amazingly productive plant in our Northern climate.
Here is mine last summer:

    Bookmark   December 25, 2014 at 10:31PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

green_go .... that is super fantastic. I am amazed.

I am also way up north (NW). so they should do fine here too, I hope.

Seysonn

    Bookmark   December 25, 2014 at 11:40PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Yellow orange tomatoes:

I have had Golden Jubilee , I think , about 8 or 9 years ago. Now this year I am going to grow Azoychka and Kellogg's Breakfast. As I can tell from the pictures they are similar in color, size and shape. How about the taste and productivity ? To answer that question I have to wait 150 days from now. That feels like eternity. I have not even started them yet,

Have you grown both of them ? What do you think ?

Seysonn

    Bookmark   February 5, 2015 at 10:51AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

On the other side of the coin: What is your favorite orange/yellow beef steak tomato ?

Seysonn

    Bookmark   February 7, 2015 at 2:52PM
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sharonrossy

Seysonn, I grew both last year. I can say from my experience they are not similar. KB is larger and sweeter in taste than azoychka. Azoychka was more productive and earlier but I was not a fan. It could have been the year, but this year I'm growing KBX. My favorite tomato in the yellow/orange/gold category iis Aunt Gerties Gold. One of the best tasting tomatoes ever but not productive, late and disease prone, so it's off my list for now.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2015 at 7:59PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Thanks Sharon. You explained it real well.
Now that have seeds of both, I'll plant one of each. I like the EARLINESS part of Azoychka. Maybe it will do ok in my garden.

Seysonn

    Bookmark   February 8, 2015 at 11:32PM
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